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Poster: jhender501 Date: Jun 25, 2008 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have to give Vince props

I do believe "Ain't that Peculiar" is a Marvin Gaye tune


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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 25, 2008 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have to give Vince props


"Ain't That Peculiar" is a 1965 song recorded by American soul musician Marvin Gaye for the Tamla (Motown) label. The single was produced by Smokey Robinson, and written by Robinson, and fellow Miracles members Ronald White, Pete Moore, and Marv Tarplin. "Ain't That Peculiar" features Gaye, with The Andantes on backing vocals, singing about the torment of a painful relationship.

The single was Gaye's second U.S. million seller successfully duplicating its predecessor "I'll Be Doggone", from earlier in 1965 by topping Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart in the fall of 1965, peaking at number-eight on the US Pop Singles chart becoming one of Gaye's signature 1960s recordings, and was his best-known solo hit before 1968's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine".

The song was later covered by several acts, including Japan (on their 1980 Gentlemen Take Polaroids album), The Jackson 5, KISS, and New Grass Revival. A live recording by Peter Gabriel, made from David Lord's cassette recordings, appears in an issue of The Bristol Recorder. Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth recorded a version of the song for his 1985 solo EP Crazy From The Heat although it was never released it is available for free download for members of his website the Roth Army.

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Poster: sydthecat2 Date: Jun 28, 2008 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have to give Vince props

I stand corrected! That Garcia could call marvin gaye cheap astonishes me even more than when I thought it was Smokey!

It was also covered by British pop group, Japan.